12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
New York City, United States

2
days
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Jeronimos Monastery, don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Castle of the Moors, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip builder.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Munich.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Obidos Village, Castle of the Moors
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
days
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Andechs Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Kajetan Dominikanerkloster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Neues Rathaus and then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Munich vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lisbon to Munich in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Munich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get a bit cooler in Munich: highs are around 76°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Childrens Museums Museums Parks

Side Trips

Starnberger See, Andechs Monastery
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Neues Rathaus ©
Neues Rathaus
Starnberger See ©
Starnberger See

3
days
Paris, France

Paris
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Fontainebleau and Ile Saint-Louis. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Munich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay

2
days
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of British Museum, and then take in the views from Tower Bridge. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: race across the water with a speed boat tour, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. James's Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

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Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
British Museum ©
British Museum

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